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ILL Form for Articles

Before submitting an article request, try this:

Search for Instant Article Access with DOI or PMID

What is a DOI or PMID?

DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a number that permanently and uniquely identifies an article on the internet. Most online articles include a DOI number or link. A DOI number or link is also included with most pre-made citations. Our search box will accept both DOI numbers and links.

PMID, or PubMed ID, is a permanent and unique identifier specifically for items in the PubMed.gov collection. PMID works similarly to a DOI number.

When you use the search box above, the library’s Libkey feature checks the DOI or PMID against the library’s online collection. If we have the article, it provides you with a PDF or direct access through a database.

If you don’t have a DOI or PMID, or there are no results from the search, go ahead and submit an ILL request.

ILL Requests for articles must contain these items:

  1. The ISSN of the journal
  2. -The title of the article
  3. The author or authors of the article
  4. The publication or publishing information of the article

The ILL service is available to currently enrolled and registered Avila students, faculty, and staff.

Request an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) articles


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